I'll manhandle Case like "dope, get on the ground
You ain't with Mary no more, where you getting chips from now?"
Case, a small-time R&B singer, used to date Mary J. Blige and collaborated with her on his biggest hit ‘’Touch Me, Tease Me‘’ (a track which 50 later sampled on ‘’Touch Me‘’). It’s not clear why 50 would rob Case knowing that Case was no longer seeing Mary or doing songs with her. As 50 notes, without Mary he probably wasn’t making any money. In any case, 50 probably saw Case as an easy target, considering that Case claimed Mary used to beat him up. How beta!
This line was originally “I’ll man handle Mariah like ‘Bitch, get on the ground’ / You ain’t with Tommy no more, who gon' protect you now?”, a reference to Mariah Carey and her ex-husband — allegedly mobbed-up then-Sony President Tommy Mottola. Carey threatened to leave Columbia Records if the line stayed on so 50 changed it. How beta!
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